Literary Inspired Names – Best of February Reads

Creating posts about my favourite literary inspired names are some of my favourites ones to write. As of late I have not come across a book  where I like/love more than one or two of the characters’ names and then an idea came to me: How about a monthly wrap up of my favourite names from the books I read that month!

In February I read a whole bunch of books I received in a book haul from bookoutlet.ca. Of the ones I read these were my favourite names:

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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Josh Bennett: It is just a great character and a great name. I am usually not a fan of the name Josh, but the meaning behind the name is what makes it one of my new favourites: Salvation. It ties perfectly into the story.

 

 

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Ivy: I found this character to really embody the name and I have always loved floral/plant names! I feel this is such an important read for students.

 

 

 

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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Ren (aka Lorenzo): Oh boy how I love this shortened form of Lorenzo! I would just name whatever literary lovely I had just Ren. This book made me want to go back to Italy and of course eat Gelato!

 

 

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Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Eojin: I know I am probably not pronouncing it correctly in my head, but there is just something about this name which grabbed at me from this amazing work of art by Ellen Oh. I really enjoyed reading about what lead to her writing this terrific book.

 

 

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare: I really enjoyed this book and the different abilities connected with the colour of the individual’s blood. It was a unique storyline and I am looking forward to buying the next in the series.

 

 

 

Have you read any of these lovely books dear readers? I was quite surprised at how quickly I was able to read and enjoy them. They brought me out of the book funk which my book club read had thrown me in to.

I look forward to March’s picks now that I have come up with a great way to not only keep track of the books I have read, but share in the names I love so much. I hope this post finds you well and I look forward to seeing you again this coming week.

xo

Honestly Austen

Postscript: What are you currently reading literary lovelies? Be it newspaper article, book, magazine or back of a cracker box…

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